Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grand dogs

I went to Wisconsin to see my daughters and grandchildren over the 4th of July week and the first layout I made of the trip was of my grand dogs.  LOL  I have never been a fan of pit bulls because of all the bad press they get.  However, these dogs are great. Well, Rosco is great, princess growled at me the entire time I was there.  I think it had more to do with the fact I slept in her room and kicked her and my granddaughter out.  She liked me when I gave her treats but that was about the only time.  Rosco is just a big lovable drooling lug.  He loves to be loved on, he loves to play.  They are both very well behaved and trained.  My daughter did this thing where she said "One paw" and they would tap her hand with their paw.  She would say "Other paw" and they would tap her hand with the other paw.  Then she put her hand up by her head and said "Both paws" and they would pat her hand with both paws.  Then she would tell them "good dogs" and give treats.  Which was the birth of the layout title.  I had some VERY old chipboard letters that are covered with the most random patterned paper you have ever seen and nothing you could actually use.  So, I picked out the letters d o g s and scanned them into my Silhouette software, traced them, cut enough of them out of brown paper to cover all the letters I needed and removed the old patterned paper and added the brown card stock.  They looked too plain so I stamped paw prints all over them in teddy bear brown ink.  Which, by the way, I used the same ink to ink around practically everything on this layout including the letters.  I used a piece of the green swirly paper that I got a billion years ago from Oriental Trading that isn't good for much but layering as it is practically tissue paper thin to print One paw Other paw Both paws on and layered that on a chipboard tag that was with the letters.  I used a piece of my homemade decor mesh to ground the title, three resin flowers I got from, three bone brads and added the paw print stamped around the layout.  I used some wood veneer tabs to add the dogs names and a bit of journalling. I love the layout and I really love that I was able to use a bunch of random stuff from my stash to get it on a layout instead of in a drawer.

There will be more layouts to come containing my children and grandchildren and one more grand dog and a couple of grand lizards (ick).

Happy Scrappy Doo to you


  1. Very cute! What did you make your "homemade decor mesh" out of?

    1. Drywall mesh and paint. I have also used ink pads to color the mesh. Sometimes if the paint or ink is too juicy it gets under and the mesh looses its sticky. I just then spray the back with spray adhesive or run it through the xyron sticker maker.

  2. Loved that you used old stuff and made it new to your liking...........great job!

  3. Great layout. I like that you stamped some paw prints around the layout. Plus all the music embellies are great.